posted on Dec, 12 2009 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by captiva
Indeed OP. Lots of ugliness.
Although it has always been like this. But you are correct that it appears to be escalating in recent times.
It is widespread too, in literally every forum. And it's usually the same individuals who rifle up and down the entire first page of the forum
ridiculing and debunking.
Sometimes I have to double check my url to make sure I'm on a Conspiracy website
, because the way that those entertaining conspiracies are
attacked and ridiculed make it look like I accidently logged onto the skeptical enquirer
It's pretty wild when the vast majority of threads wind up in ridicule fests on a CONSPIRACY forum, and that people are being called "nutjobs" and
"whackos" and told how stupid they are quite consistently for discussing the very subject matter the forums are supposed to BE ABOUT
Generally the perpetrators want to intimidate
others into not posting by leveling such insults and ridicule,and "calling into question those
discussing the subject's intelligence and sanity", and more often than not, they are succesful at intimidating people into not posting for fear of
such attacks. They also love to derail the threads INTO the back and forth bantering, so that the mods will end up closing the thread, which ALSO
happens frequently. Which in turn shuts down the discussion, the interest in it, and the continued sharing of information of that particular subject
being discussed. There is a modus operandi behind this, and it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out who the usual bunch of culprits are, nor
their likely motivations behind such activities. All one has to do is pay attention, and it becomes quite easy to spot the culprits, and the
modalities they are implementing.
[edit on 12-12-2009 by DimensionalDetective]